PPG Completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project in Clayton, Victoria, Australia

PPG teams with local schools, provides volunteers and paint for
children’s hospital

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL
COMMUNITIES™ charitable-giving project at the site of the soon-to-open
Monash Children’s Hospital in Clayton, Victoria, Australia. The Colorful
program provided PPG employee volunteers and products to
bring color to the hospital site along with a team of local primary
school students. Launched earlier this year, the program expands PPG’s
investment in communities where the company operates around the world by
committing an additional $10 million over 10 years.

An enthusiastic group of 100 students from about 15 local primary
schools worked together with about 30 PPG volunteers last Monday and
Wednesday, using TAUBMANS™ SUNPROOF™ paint by PPG to add murals to the
board fence, or hoarding, surrounding the hospital construction site in
Clayton. The activity sought to engage local schools and schoolchildren,
who designed and put their artistic touches – from a genie-inspired
cloud of hearts to a floral design to a jungle scene – on sections of
the board fence that will be moved inside the hospital when construction
is completed.

Through the Colorful Communities program that PPG launched
earlier this year, the company donated all supplies for the activity,
including more than 110 liters of Taubmans Sunproof paint,
brushes, rollers, sun hats and T-shirts. PPG volunteers helped the
students realize their creative visions and support the hospital that
will serve children in their community by setting up paint stations and
mixing colors for them.

“We’ve loved helping the students add their signature, colorful
creations to the hoarding around the hospital site,” said Fiona King,
PPG retail senior brand manager based in Clayton. “We are also excited
that Airbrush Venturi Founder Tony Vowles created two replica airbrushed
portraits for Monash to auction at their upcoming gala, with the
proceeds helping fund state-of-the-art pediatric surgical simulation
units for the new Monash
Children’s Hospital

This is the first Colorful Communities project for PPG in
Australia and builds on the company’s existing relationship with the Monash
Health Foundation
. PPG and employees at its coatings plant in
Clayton have supported the foundation with funding as well as paints for
the new Monash Children’s Hospital.

The PPG Colorful Communities initiative aims to enhance, protect
and beautify the neighborhoods where the company operates. Together with
community partners and PPG employee volunteers, the program supports
projects that transform community assets using donated PPG products.
Other Colorful Communities projects involved revitalizing and
improving the safety of a playground in Poland; transforming classrooms
and corridors, and adding to the science curriculum, at a charter school
in Pittsburgh; and brightening a learning unit in Bursa, Turkey, that
serves local children who have limited access to education.

The Colorful Communities program is currently engaged with a
number of communities and expects to complete more than 14 projects in
2015 in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. PPG has completed
seven other Colorful Communities projects to date: in the United
States, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Turkey, South Korea and China.

In 2014, PPG and the PPG Industries Foundation donated more than $5.7
million to hundreds of community organizations across 24 countries
around the world. These investments focused on: education programs that
teach young people skills needed to succeed in studies and careers
related to science, technology, engineering and math, such as jobs in
advanced manufacturing; revitalization programs for buildings and
community spaces; and organizations important to employees through grant
and matching-funds programs.

PPG Industries and the PPG Industries Foundation aim to create brighter,
more colorful communities where PPG has a presence around the world. By
investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled
workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to
coatings and specialty materials. With the support of our workforce,
financial contributions and PPG products, we help revitalize our
communities. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an impact for causes
that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and
charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.

About Monash Health Foundation

Monash Health Foundation is the charitable funding foundation of the
Monash Health group – Victoria’s leading integrated health service
servicing the southeastern suburbs of Melbourne. They offer the local
community quality patient health care across the entire lifespan from
pre-birth to palliative care, for all groups and stages of life. Monash
are recognized by the World Health Organization as a registered health
promotion body, and their core community of over 961,182 people depend
on them for all aspects of its public health care, with services
available to a greater population of 1.344 million people. More than
14,000 staff work at more than 40 sites, admitting over 221,000 hospital
patients, handling more than 193,000 emergency presentations and
delivering more than 9,300 babies.


PPG Industries’ vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by
consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable
solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products
and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and
color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer
products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to
enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded
in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more
than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were
$15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange
(symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and
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Industries Ohio, Inc.
Sunproof and Taubmans are
trademarks and registered trademarks of PPG Industries Australia Pty.


PPG Industries, Inc.
Mark Silvey, PPG Corporate Communications,